Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The information you are seeking may likely already be accessible on this website and may not require you to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Please navigate this website using the tools on the homepage or On-line Services page. If the property for which the records are sought is located in a municipality, please contact the municipality directly for obtaining the records. A list of municipalities and other agencies can be found here: Other Links
If you would like to submit a FOIA request, please carefully read the information below. Illinois law requires public bodies to comply with or deny a FOIA request within five business days, unless the time for response is extended for an additional five business days, as allowed under the law. A request for records to be used for a commercial purpose requires a public body to respond within 21 business days.
Methods to Request Information and Public Records
Please complete the Online FOIA Request Form or you can mail, fax, email, or hand-deliver directly to the department for which the records are being sought. Click here to download a PDF Form
Please be specific in the nature of your request in order for FOIA Officers to process your request more efficiently. (Illinois law does not require you to submit on the FOIA Request Form, but the request should be in writing). *Electronic records can be requested and will be provided, as allowed under the law.
Copy Fees (Some fees are regulated by state statutes):
• First 50 pages are free (black & white, letter or legal size)
• 15 cents per page thereafter (black & white, letter or legal size)
• Actual costs of copying for color copies
Dennis Sandquist, Matthew Hansel & Maryanne Wanaski
HOURS TO INSPECT/REVIEW RECORDS:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ACCESS TO RECORDS:
FOIA Requests accepted via e-mail, facsimile and in person
RECORDS ON FILE:
Zoning petitions, zoning transcripts, building permits, sign permits, temporary use permits, requests for service (violations), gravel pit permits, stormwater permits, historic preservation, plan review reports, subdivision reviews, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program, Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), CDBG-Recovery (CDBG-R), Homelessness prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET: $1,052,567.00
Complete County Budget also available online.
FUNCTION: To direct the orderly and timely development of McHenry County while establishing a harmonious relationship between people, land use, and the environment to assure the public health, safety and welfare by the promotion, protection and preservation of unique and irreplaceable natural and historic resources of McHenry County, through the adoption, implementation and enforcement of plans, ordinances and policies as established by the McHenry County Board.
Phone: (815)334-4560/ Fax: (815)337-3720
8:00AM to 4:30PM Monday - Friday
McHenry County Administration Building
667 Ware Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
McHenry County Planning
2200 North Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098
Dennis Sandquist - McHenry County Planning Director and 26 full time employees; 0 part time employees